Property Team

The Church of England Birmingham has a great property team who are here to support us in all our building and land related matters. 


The Property Team can provide the following support:

Daniel Mayes

CofEB Director of Property
is currently serving 4 days a week as the CEO of the Church Development Agency 


John Templeman

Deputy Property Director

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  • Advice on clergy houses and residential property

  • Assistance and support on the development of construction-related projects for church buildings

  • Guidance on commercial property and land development

  • Overseeing the Clergy Housing Team to ensure a high-quality service and output

  • Overseeing various programmes of planned, cyclical and legislative/statutory compliance and maintenance to the clergy housing portfolio

  • Professional consultancy and contract administration services for larger capital projects and church planting

  • Overseeing the Care of Churches Officer, the Net Zero Project Manager, the Places of Worship Support Officer and the Clergy Housing Officer

  • Providing support to the Property Director


Alice Latham

Interim Care of Churches Officer

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Ben Smith

Net Zero Carbon Project Manager

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Richard Hall

Clergy Housing Surveyor

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Andy Schofield

Parish Building Surveyor

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  • Guidance and support on the management, maintenance and development of all church buildings, churchyards and faculty permissions 
  • Assistance and support to churches in developing action plans working towards net zero carbon

  • Assistance and support in developing and implementing projects to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

  • Carry out property inspections and oversee the management of Quinquennial Inspection functions including: the identification of building defects and recommended remedial solutions
  • Oversee the management of vacant properties, ensuring that clergy houses are let to maximise income during an interregnum and that the annual budget is delivered
  • Oversee ingoing and outgoing meetings with clergy and Archdeacons. Lead and manage clergy housing improvement projects as required
  • Assist with implementing various programmes of planned, cyclical and legislative maintenance for clergy housing based upon the five-yearly inspection quinquennial inspection reports
  • Organise Church property reactive repairs and maintenance on behalf of PCCs, which will involve managing a wide range of suppliers and building contractors

  • Assist with implementing various programmes of planned, cyclical and legislative maintenance for churches based upon their five-yearly inspection report

  • Assist condition surveys of ancillary building and relevant statutory compliance responsibilities for all operational buildings

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